I-35 Speedway, Winston Mo.
By: Phillip Wilson, Track Announcer
One hundred eight cars checked in for Generational Buildings Night at I-35 Speedway. Track personnel and drivers treated the fans to a great show that ended just before 10:30pm.
The E-Mods were first to take to the track with Casey Burnett and Adam Dunwoodie wowing the crowd with a great battle for the win. Burnett would slip by Dunwoodie to take the checkered flag, his twelfth win this season. Dunwoodie would continue to battle until the end but wound up second. George Burnett would cruise to a third place finish followed by Aaron Jones, who battled hard for fourth and Michael Silkwood slipped by PJ Conger for fifth.
The Pure Stocks were out next with Chet Yates having his best race of the season. Yates would lead 11.75 of the 12 lap feature but Conrad Kaufman would slip by coming out of turn four to narrowly capture his second win of the season. Yates would put on a show for his visiting fans finishing second, Ryan Hinkle and Albert Curtis finally had some good luck finishing third and fourth with last week’s winner Johnnie Price fifth.
Tommy Cordray, the 2019 Midwest Limited Late Model champion would pick up his third feature win of the season. It wouldn’t be an easy victory for Cordray as Ed Noll set a blistering pace before retiring from the 20 lap feature with a mechanical failure. Houston Johnson, last week’s winner would put the pressure on Cordray but would finish second, third went to Brad Dibben, fourth to Jackson Brawner and fifth to Michael Trulson.
The USRA B-Mod overall points leader Shadren Turner found himself back in McCarthy Autogroup Victory Lane for the eighth time at I-35 Speedway, his twentieth overall in 2022. Daniel Harris battled hard on the inside passing Turner a few times but the high side momentum was to strong as Turner would slip back by. Harris finished a strong second in his first race back in a USRA B-Mod. Michael Taylor III finished a strong weekend with a third place finish, I-35 Speedway USRA B-Mod points leader Tyler Cadwallader wheeled to a fourth place finish and Colin Pierce came back this week to pick up fifth.
Rodney Schweizer led roughly half of the scheduled fifteen lap USRA Stock Car feature before Jeff Dixon used his own high side momentum to make the pass out of turn 4 to pick up his fourth feature win of the season. Schweizer still had an impressive run finishing second, last week’s winner Doug Keller continued his hunt for a USRA title finishing third, track points leader Nic Hanes rebounded from an earlier mishap to finish fourth and Jason Estes raced his way to a fifth place finish.
In USRA Modified competition Tyler Hibner picked up his fifth feature win in the last six weeks, his sixth win overall as he set a blistering pace battling lap traffic with ease. Chris Spalding made a return trip to I-35 Speedway, a four time winner in his own right finishing second, Houston Johnson doing double duty raced to his second top 3 on the night finishing third, Tyler Grooms had a good run in fourth and Steven Glenn rounded out the top five.
Isaiah Penton started the season on fire, winning five of the first six weeks in the Sport Compacts. Penton would have to wait five more weeks for his sixth win and now has captured the last two weeks for eight wins on the season. Johnathon Hartman continues a strong rookie season finishing second, points leader Brad Mick was third followed by Harold Robb Jr in fourth and James Barr in fifth.
Congratulations to Fan of the Week Baylee Hawkins sponsored by BF Racing, Shadren Turner racing, Aaron Jones racing, Wright Racing and Robb racing.
Join us next week for McCarthy Autogroup C.A.R.B and kids night where the first one hundred kids will get a draw string backpack and ten lucky kids will win school size backpacks with Pinewood Derby Car building.